With Declining Enrollment and Aging Buildings, School District May Close Elementary School

Big Bear City, CA, August 26, 2014 -- (Written by Cathy Herrick) The Bear Valley Unified School District (BVUSD ) held a Board Workshop meeting last week.  Discussion included an overview of the district’s facilities in terms of maintenance and operations.  The Board is exploring options in moving the District forward in light of 17 years of … [Read more...]

The Risks of Rocks on Mountain Highways

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Big Bear City, August 23, 2014 - As beautiful as these mountains are, living so close to nature means being more vulnerable to its hazards. One of those hazards is rock slides. Local highways that wind between Big Bear and the San Bernardino Valley are tightly squeezed against towering hills in spots, and those hills are stacked with loose … [Read more...]

Human Cases of West Nile Virus Appear

San Bernardino County, CA - Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino--the first confirmed this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. Historically, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 … [Read more...]

Suspect Apprehended in Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, August 17, 2014 - The autistic man accused of stabbing a woman he was living with has been booked on felony charges of attempted murder, and is being held at West Valley Detention Center. Although bail was set at $500,000 in this case, Foster had already been on probation for unrelated charges, so he remains in custody without the … [Read more...]

Stabbing Suspect at Large in Fawnskin

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Fawnskin, CA, August 16, 2014 - A 53-year-old stabbing victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment from her Fawnskin residence Friday, after Big Bear Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance on Barbara Lee Lane. The suspect is a 22-year-old autistic male named Jordan Lee Foster, who fled from the scene into a wooded area. A police … [Read more...]

Election Update: Candidates Added to November Race

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 15, 2014 - The statewide general election is November 4, 2014, and voter information guides will be mailed out the first week of October. The Registrar of Voters updated their records overnight to include additional candidates for the Big Bear Airport District (see full list below). The ballot will include open seats on … [Read more...]

High-Pressure Tactics Could Signal a Scam

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2014 - Bear Valley Electric Service is warning its customers of a current phone scam. People posing as representatives of the agency are calling residents threatening service interruption and demanding their credit card numbers for immediate payment. BVES Director Harry Scarborough says it’s against company policy … [Read more...]

School District Launches Pilot Program for Vertical Farming

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Big Bear City, CA, August 11, 2014 - The Big Bear Valley is keeping step with what’s become a national mainstream trend: growing local, organic food. Last April, educator Stephen Ritz brought his message of healing the food system to the annual Lighthouse Summit--inspiring many audience members to ditch fast food in favor of more fresh produce. … [Read more...]

CLASSIC! Show Cars on Parade & Display This Weekend

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2014 - Proud auto owners are checking in today for the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club Fun Run, and tomorrow morning, they’ll drive their pride-and-joys into the Bartlett Lot in the Village. Judges will evaluate over 500 show cars from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday and announce the winners at 2:30. There’s no … [Read more...]

Dancer/Painter Combines Art Forms at Month-Long Exhibit

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July 21, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Gallery in the Village is brimming with talent, with this month’s Featured Artist George Gootson--a respected local landscape painter--and Guest Artist Elizabeth Szymczak on display through August 13. The public is invited to a free reception to meet them and discuss their work on Saturday, July 26th from … [Read more...]